FILM REVIEW: Biopic ‘Stronger’ shows quiet agonies of rehabilitation, pressures of celebrity

BY Brooke Corso | Special to The Monitor“Stronger” (2017)STARRING Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy BrownDIRECTOR David Gordon GreenMPAA RATING RThere is a measure...

LUCHA LIBRE: Penta el Zero M to fight at Hallowmania

BY Eduardo Martinez | Special to The MonitorHallowmania returns to Brownsville on Oct. 21 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium, and the main event is...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Cultural events in October

BY Eduardo Martinez | Special to The MonitorThis week, we’re going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and...

PAWS pets of the week

BY Special to The MonitorBENNY: Yo! I am Benny, a domestic shorthair blend about 3 months old. I was taken to Palm Valley Animal...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 1

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.J. BALVIN IN CONCERTThe...

J. Balvin releases remix with Beyoncé for hurricane relief, will perform in Hidalgo tonight

Colombian reggaeton star J. Balvin released a remix of his Latin pop hit "Mi Gente" featuring Beyoncé on Thursday. J. Balvin will performance tonight at State Farm...

Sin Bandera’s Noel Schajris talks tour, Mexico earthquake

Noel Schajris of the group Sin Bandera is in the midst of the duo’s Una Última Vez tour which brings them back to the...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Photography exhibition reflects the aesthetic of relaxed spontaneity

BY NANCY MOYERWhile walking through the Lobby Gallery, visitors to McAllen’s Public Library will find themselves surrounded by oversized photographic portraits of local folk....

Retired congressman Rubén Hinojosa remains dedicated to public service

When Rubén Hinojosa was a junior at Mercedes High School, he narrowly won his first election by a single vote — setting a theme...

LISTEN: Raymond Orta wants his face on the La Joya water tower

La Joya native and comedian Raymond Orta stood at the end of a pier casting his fishing rod into the edge of small lake....